Joseph Schmalke is the artist and writer of the Calamitous Black Devils and the Infernal Pact. He also is one of the artists in the upcoming anthology Oxymoron 2. He graduated magna cum laude with a BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and currently resides in Westbrook, Maine with his wife and daughters.
More of Joseph’s work can be viewed on his WEBSITE.
Which creators are inspirations to you?
Mark Texeria, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Sergio Aragones, Mike Mignola, and Mike Zeck.
You can make them as epic as you want without having to rely on others. The only limit is your own skill. I can make the stories I always wanted to see.
Favorite comic of all time?
Kraven’s Last hunt six part cross over from Amazing Spiderman, Web of Spiderman, and Spectacular Spiderman. This story changed the way I saw comics forever.
Favorite comic movie of all time?
I like the new Marvel movies (Ironman, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Guardians, and Avengers) but the movie I watched over and over was Tim Burton’s Batman.
Worst comic movie?
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Missed the mark and should hold its head in shame…forced Sean Connery into retirement too.
Do you listen to music, watch a certain show or are you in silence when write?
The Calamitous Black Devils (Broken Icon Comics) 2014
The Infernal Pact (Self Publish) 2014
Oxymoron 2 (Comixtribe) Artist for the segment “the Final Solution” 2015
Untitled (AP&P) Artist for character “Needle Drugs” 2015